Others exceptional parks and gardens in the city of Marseille.
The park la Buzine
The Château de la Buzine owes its fame to Marcel Pagnol. Having bought it with a project of opening a real city of Cinema there. The writer was surprised when he arrived on the spot to recognize the building that he and his family walked past on the “chemin de la treille”56 , Traverse De la Buzine – 13011
Garden of the Pharo
The Emile Duclaux garden surrounding le Palais du Pharo, is characterized by the breathtaking view of the Old port and the north coast of Marseille. A path located by a cliff, giving the opportunity for walkers to discover amazing views and the site is ideal for observing the procession of the ferries leaving the Old port, a true invitation to travel. During his stay in Marseille, in 1852, Louis Napoleon was seduced by the area and expressed the wish to have a residence there with its feet in the water. On the 15th of August 1858 the first stone of the palace was laid.
Boulevard Charles Livon – 13007 Marseille
Between “la pointe rouge” and ” la grotte Rolland” Pastre park is spread out on 112 hectares until the hills of Marseilleveyre. In 1974, the countess Pastré, gave a part of her property to the city. The site, which has become one of the most beautiful jewels of the city’s Heritage, has two ponds, a canal, playgrounds, and hiking trails that seduce its many users. The upper part of the site retains its wild character and opens to hills of Marseilleveyre and the discovery of the Calanques. The entire wooded area is a gateway for hiking lovers.
155, Avenue de Montredon – 13008
Prado Beach park
Before 1975, in spite of this 20 km seafront, Marseille did not have any facilities allowing swimmers easy access to the sea. With the creation of the Prado Beach park, 26 hectares of green spaces are now in harmony with 10 hectares of sandy beaches. Very user-friendly, this seafront park seduces with its multitude of assets in every seasons. Also, an internationally recognized skatepark (called the Bowl) is available to all sports enthusiasts, right after the Escale Borély.
Avenue Georges Pompidou – 13008